Today is my husband's 25th birthday. I woke up early and ran to the Dunkin' Doughnuts (they are pretty much as popular as water around here) and came back to wake him with coffee and a boston creme breakfast. Then he ran off to work...in a suit.

My day centered around making this new "house" a home. I cleaned, vacuumed, straightened, and settled. I went grocery shopping, picked up my bike from UPS, and went about making my birthday boy a nice, home cooked meal.

For dinner, we munched on poppy seed chicken, rice, green beans, and a pound cake with homemade chocolate frosting. It was delicious. I did buy a white icing to decorate with (as you can see, it melted...or bled...or did whatever "bad" icing does.

Today is not the only time I've tried to make him yummy stuff. In the past I have made lots of Southern delicacies - okay attempted to make...below is a picture of a banana pudding that was deceptively beautiful, but will forever more be known as "the banana mush." It was some tasty mush though.


  1. Anonymous10:00 PM

    What a good wife you are! Seems like you have thought of all kinds of things to make Matt's birthday special. Seems like you guys are having fun! Great pictures!
    Your banana pudding looks yummy!

  2. Anonymous12:14 AM

    Hi Matt and Lyd:

    Happy Birthday, alittle late, from all the Warden relatives in PA. We love you both and hope you make wonderful memories this summer up in the north:) Let us know if you can take the train down and visit us. You are always welcome.

    Love ya lots,
    Aunt Barb

  3. the cake is awesome even if the icing was runny!